||Granuaile ruled on land and sea in the province of Connaught over 400 years ago. A Pirate Queen and Irish Chieftain, she became a legend. This is the story of Granuaile's Ireland, divided into 'kingdoms' ruled by chieftains. Her father is the strong chieftain of Umhall and Granuaile wishes to sail the clan's ships to Spain and Scotland for trade. Trapped by her gender, Granuaile proves a better sailor than any of her father's men and is eventually accepted. Her story continues through wars, husbands, giving birth on board ship, and a meeting with Queen Elizabeth I.